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Hmmm… If we had to pick one word to describe Aaron and Dena, it would have to be “FUN!” Our first few meetings with them to discuss our photographing their wedding were just some of those… “yes!” moments for me and Brian. We always have such a great time with them, and all of their ideas for their wedding sound absolutely beautiful! The morning of their engagement session, when we pulled up to Aaron’s grandparents’ house on Lake Wylie (also the venue for Josh & Linsey’s wedding last fall), they handed us bagels… they got us bagels! How cute are they? And when they opened the back of Aaron’s jeep, they had a ton of fun and special props to incorporate. Dena is from Boston, so she and Aaron brought props that lent themselves to a playful “North vs. South” vibe. They even brought fishing poles, which made for a very cute set of images (my faves from the session)! We went to a second location, Belmont Abbey College, where Aaron and Dena met at camp when they were in high school 🙂 It is also where Aaron proposed! Throughout the whole session, Aaron and Dena were just so much fun, so natural and easy-going, and we cannot wait for their September wedding!


Their dog, Ruby!

The set below was taken in Belmont Abbey’s auditorium that we may or may not have sneaked into…

Apparently Dena performed a very impressive Backstreet Boys number on the stage in this room at camp when she and Aaron met.

Standing on the spot where Aaron proposed!


This shoot has a couple of stories behind it. To start off, 2 days ago, Brian and I were driving along a Fort Mill thoroughfare when my gaze was caught by… an excellent tree. Seriously. This tree was legit. We were running a ton of delivery errands that day to clients and had 3 consults as well, so we ended up passing this tree several times and each time, we just couldn’t get over how awesome it was. Now (story #2), Owen and Heather are wonderful friends of ours, both very talented and passionate about music- they met in the music department at Winthrop, and have a really neat opportunity, during this time in their lives as music students, to perform together and share each others’ passion. So… the same evening we had seen this awesome tree a bunch of times, we went to a launch party for Owen’s new CD, Come On, Heart. As he and Heather sang together at the party, performing a few songs from the album, Brian and I looked at each other and said, “we need to photograph them in front of that tree!” So, we asked them to model and they agreed! Owen and Heather, you guys are so talented, awesome together, and pretty cute too : ) We love you guys!